The Kiddimoto Story
Kiddimoto is the UK’s original balance bike company. We produce a wide range of award-winning balance bikes and matching accessories from our headquarters in rural Somerset. We’ve grown from a tiny one-man-show to a successful global operation with a host of awards. Read our story below…
Kiddimoto was born after founder Simon Booth built a wooden prototype of a balance bike in his flat in Axbridge, Somerset.
Production began in earnest at a workshop in Cheddar, where the Superbike and Scrambler became the first bikes off the Kiddimoto production line.
The first of a string of accolades came with the prestigious Hamleys One of a Kind toy of the year award.
Having outgrown its previous premises, Kiddimoto moved to a brand new location in the tiny village of Westbury-Sub-Mendip in the Somerset countryside near Wells.
Simon made an appearance on the BBC’s popular Dragons’ Den programme. After a gruelling interrogation, he left with investment offers from two Dragons!
With business booming, the Westbury warehouse was expanded in order to keep up with demand from the UK and abroad.
Kiddimoto won its most prestigious accolade yet, with the Queen’s Award for International Trade.